Plans for the much-hyped fast food restaurant were submitted back in April. The Sonic will be built at the northwest corner of Highway 305 and Viking Way, near the Highway 3 interchange.
Cascade Development Group LLC. is spearheading the project. Columbia Property Managers LLC. bought the corner property in June for $1.25 million, according to assessors documents.
Cascade principal Richard Ramsey said the restaurant is on track to open by the end of the year. Site work could begin this summer.
The 2,300-square-foot floor restaurant will include indoor seating – a new design element for Sonic in Washington. Roll-up doors will be opened when the weather is warm.
“On nice days it will feel like a patio,” Ramsey said.
Site plans call for 34 parking spaces, including 16 large stalls for carhop service.
The Viking Way parcel was originally approved for a gas station, car wash and fast food restaurant. Cascade filed a revision to those plans that included only the Sonic.
The planning decision can be appealed to a hearing examiner. Documents are embedded below.
This post was updated to include comments from the developer.